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  • Frogstomp [Murmur/Epic, 1995] C

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Frogstomp [Murmur/Epic, 1995]
All respect to Frankie Lymon and Roxanne Shanté, but every once in a while in this business you catch yourself thinking that teenagers don't know dick. These Aussie adolescents admire Nirvana and Pearl Jam, which is cute, and sound like Pearl Jam, which is natural--almost exactly like Pearl Jam except no good, which is useless. Since their tastes are constantly maturing, next time they can take Tool or if we're lucky Rancid to Kinko's. Inspirational Verse You May Have Noticed Even If You Never Remember Who It's By: "There's no bathroom/And there is no sink/The water out of the tap/Is very hard"--[dramatic power chords]--"to drink." C